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Our Impact

Telling Stories, Changing Lives

Our focus at Point West is on driving impact that supports every member of our community through education, access and direct economic benefits. We are one of the few financial institutions that provides lending and services to immigrants. Read our impact numbers and stories to see how we are transforming the lives of our members and the diverse people of our community.

In numbers
Through Stories
$591K
returned to members in 2016

Money to Members

Point West provides $591,000 in direct benefits and $1,283,000 in total benefits to its members annually through lower fees and better rates on loans and deposits.1

Local Economic Impact

As a local member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative, Point West contributes $4,574,000 in direct impact and $9,818,000 in total impact to the local economy.1

$4.57M
Local Economic Impact
346
non-citizen memberships in 2016

Non-Citizen Members

Point West opened 346 non-citizen memberships in 2016. In total, we’re proud to count over 1,000 non-citizens as member-citizens of Point West Credit Union.

Fresh Start Accounts

We all make mistakes, or have situations outside of our control – our Fresh Start accounts offer an inclusive way to gain access to needed financial services while safely rebuilding credit and deposit history for the long run. Point West opened 49 Fresh Start Checking and 13 Fresh Start VISA credit cards in 2016, with a total of more than 400 Fresh Start accounts active within the credit union.

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Fresh Start Accounts Opened in 2016
$591K
returned to members in 2016

Money to Members

Point West provides $591,000 in direct benefits and $1,283,000 in total benefits to its members annually through lower fees and better rates on loans and deposits.1

Local Economic Impact

As a local member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative, Point West contributes $4,574,000 in direct impact and $9,818,000 in total impact to the local economy.1

$4.57M
Local Economic Impact
62
Fresh Start Accounts Opened in 2016

Fresh Start Accounts

We all make mistakes, or have situations outside of our control – our Fresh Start accounts offer an inclusive way to gain access to needed financial services while safely rebuilding credit and deposit history for the long run. Point West opened 49 Fresh Start Checking and 13 Fresh Start VISA credit cards in 2016, with a total of more than 400 Fresh Start accounts active within the credit union.

346
non-citizen memberships in 2016

Non-Citizen Members

Point West opened 346 non-citizen memberships in 2016. In total, we’re proud to count over 1,000 non-citizens as member-citizens of Point West Credit Union.

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Francy B.
Member since 2015

“Las personas que trabajan aqui son muy amables, solucionan nuestras preguntas y situaciones rapido y facil, hablan espanol y siempre estan dispuestos a ayudar a sus clientes.”

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Angel M.
Member since 2004

“Tuvé una accidente de trabajo que me dejo con mucho deuda financiera. Point West me aprovó credito cuando más lo necesitaba.”

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Trent L.
Member since 2013

“Extremely reliable banking and friendliest staff. Everyone is very helpful with understanding errors/problems, and there is an extremely low rate of problems.”

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Wanda H.
Member Since 1978

“I love the staff. They are very friendly and efficient. I’m always treated well and have had good experiences. this is like a family working together.”

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Trent L.
Member since 2013

“Extremely reliable banking and friendliest staff. Everyone is very helpful with understanding errors/problems, and there is an extremely low rate of problems.”

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Angel M.
Member since 2004

“Tuvé una accidente de trabajo que me dejo con mucho deuda financiera. Point West me aprovó credito cuando más lo necesitaba.”

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Wanda H.
Member Since 1978

“I love the staff. They are very friendly and efficient. I’m always treated well and have had good experiences. this is like a family working together.”

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Francy B.
Member since 2015

“Las personas que trabajan aqui son muy amables, solucionan nuestras preguntas y situaciones rapido y facil, hablan espanol y siempre estan dispuestos a ayudar a sus clientes.”

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1ECONorthwest, a local and trusted financial consultant, completed an independent analysis in 2014 that analyzed the gross economic impacts of Point West Credit Union. The study measured jobs, economic output, and income supported by credit unions in the regional economy, as well as direct benefit value  that not-for-profit credit unions are uniquely positioned to return to members.

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